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Transcending Labels: How Embracing My Non-Binary Identity Changed My Life

Before my awakening, I was unhappy and almost always in conflict with life. I grew up in a very stifling and religious environment. But I was always different. Even as a kid, I was the odd one, and everyone knew it. I was brilliant in arts so I went into law because that’s what was […]

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25 Years of Democratic Rule: Are LGBTQI+ Persons Included in Nigeria’s Democracy?

As Nigeria celebrates the 25th anniversary of its return to democratic rule, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the progress made, and the challenges that remain, particularly concerning LGBTQI+ rights. While democracy promises inclusivity and equal participation, LGBTQI+ Nigerians continue to face significant barriers in civic, political, and social spheres. Despite the lush promise

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Yemoja Feminista Fellowship

CHEVS is a queer young feminist organisation dedicated to strengthening Sexual and reproductive health rights and social justice outcomes for young LGBTQI persons and sex workers through a cross-movement building approach. We are a vibrant community of young people working collaboratively and intersectionality to build solidarity across youth movements to realise the liberation of LGBTQI+

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JOIN OUR TEAM

This is an exciting time at CHEVS, especially for our communities. We are growing and reaching out to diverse groups of LGBTIQ persons and partners across Nigeria and parts of west Africa to execute bold plans. We are looking for enthusiasm and interest in working with audacious group of young people in an innovative team

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JOIN OUR BOARD

Center for Health Education and Vulnerable Support’s vision is that every Lesbain, gay, bisexual, trans gender, intersex and queer youth has the power and enabling environment to thrive, participating fully and equally in creating a peaceful, just and inclusive west Africa free from violence for all. Our mission is to create a society where everyone

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF INEQUALITY: REFLECTIONS ON HIV

The realities of HIV spread and concentration across Nigeria are largely representative of the different forms and intersections of oppression and discrimination as they exist within and across the country. The statistics on HIV prevalence across demographics bear evidence to this. While the national prevalence of HIV in nigeria is at 1.4%, the prevalence and

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THE NEW CHEVS

On this day CHEVS introduced its new name and logo as well as a redesign of its website. As part of its brand revitalization efforts, CHEVS has also taken the decision to simplify its name, by branding just as ‘CHEVS’ dropping ‘Centre for Health Education and Vulnerable support.’ As a regional organisation, we focus on

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FEMINIST CALL TO ACTION FOR LGBTQI RIGHTS

There is widely understood knowledge of the socially-entrenched and legally-enforced system of violence against women in Africa. However, what is rarely acknowledged is that at the basis of this phenomenon exists a patriarchal system that survives through the enforcement of gender norms and the enactment of violence against persons who pose a threat to it.

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The #Tech4Pride Fellowship Is Open For Applications

The Centre for Health Education and Vulnerable Support (CHEVS) is pleased to invite applications for participants to the first cohort of her Empowerment Programme for LGBTQ+ youth known as the TECH4PRIDE FELLOWSHIP. The Tech4Pride Fellowship is aimed at improving the economic independence of LGBTQ+ youth by imparting in them the knowledge and necessary skills that

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